Commercial roofing is an overarching term for the roofing style that often goes on malls, office buildings, and other large-scale buildings in Denver. Not only is the surface area a huge undertaking, but installations can take anywhere from a few days up to a month of work. This timespan involves a lot of options for the building owner to decide on, from the type of commercial roof, to the materials to be used in the construction of the new roof. These materials can affect the durability of the roof, the amount of energy conservation saved, and how much money the owner will need to spend in the long run to maintain it.

Understanding how commercial roofing works in comparison to residential roofing is simply not something many roofing companies are capable of doing in the Denver area. However, Colorado Roofscapes is equipped with the best tools, equipment, and team to provide you with the perfect roof. Because of the large importance different materials can have on the longevity of your roof, here at Colorado Roofscapes we make it a point to thoroughly explain the benefits and drawbacks for each option you have. With the rise in sustainable energy technology, we have seen an influx of customers searching for greener roof alternatives. Whether you are looking for a budget solution, and eco-friendly roof, or would like the highest quality option on the market, we can provide the right commercial roofing solution for your needs.

The Denver Commercial Roofing Difference

Although Colorado Roofscapes is local and well-equipped with a large team, most small business roofing companies in Denver do not have the manpower or tools for a commercial roofing project. Compared to residential roofing, commercial roofing can have thousands (if not millions) of pounds of more materials than its smaller counterpart. Whereas residential roofing projects can be completed in as little as a day, commercial roofing projects tend to run for weeks at a time (depending on just how large the complex is). The only thing that can be tricky around a residential roof is typically a chimney, but for a commercial roof there are a lot of pipes, air systems, and smokestacks to work around.

While both types of roofing can get damaged by storms and debris, commercial roofs can be much larger than residential and be more expensive to repair. Looking at the slope of the roofs, commercial roofing is usually flat while residential roofing can range a lot. Maintaining residential roofs can be harder than commercial roofs just because they are harder to inspect with steep slopes. Materials used on commercial buildings require much better protection and durability than residential. Each type of roof has the option to be customizable to the owner’s preferences. Overall, the installation process of commercial roofing is much more complex as its built onto the different layers of insulation and metal, where residential roofing is fairly simple.

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Types of Commercial Roofing Systems

There are a few types of roofs available to commercial roofing: flat, low-sloped, and pitched roofs, although we most commonly see flat roofs for a few reasons. One, flat roofs tend to be much more cost effective as they require the least amount of material out of the options available in Denver. With that being said, they are also easier (and much faster) to install on a building with multiple coloring options to choose from. Instead of wasting space on the ground, air conditioners, satellite dishes, and solar panels can be moved onto the roof to save valuable ground (not to mention, this can also increase the safety of these items as they are less susceptible to vandalism). On the other hand, flat roofs are not able to drain well, causing water to corrupt the materials underneath and compromise the roof’s structural integrity.

Low-sloped roofs are another option that better accounts for rainwater. The slopes are nowhere near dangerous and allows for easier access by repair workers. Much like flat roofs, there is still an option here to place air conditioners and the like on top of the roof. The disadvantage to low-sloped roofs can collect heavy snows and keep added weight. Pitched roofs are much more often seen on residential roofing, although every once in a while, you will find them on commercial buildings. While they obviously have great runoff ability, it can be incredibly difficult to repair and requires maintenance professionals to adhere to strict safety guidelines.

Why Colorado RoofScapes of Denver For Your Commercial Roofing Project

As a locally owned company right here in Denver, we have many years of experience working with a variety of commercial roofing projects. From total replacements to small repairs, our team is full of industry-leading experts on all types of commercial roofing. With the correct materials, equipment, and installers, your commercial roof will have the longest possible lifetime. Because of this, we train all of our employees on an ongoing basis to perfect their skills, expand their knowledge, and give them access to the best modern techniques in the field.

With the large scope of specialized knowledge, materials, and ability to manage a big crew required from a commercial roofing company, it is extremely important to choose one you can trust. Colorado Roofscapes is equipped with all the necessary general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance, so you never have to worry about our employees coming on the worksite. Additionally, we collaborate directly with our clients in order to ensure we are doing everything we can to satisfy their expectations (and go above and beyond whenever possible!). We work together to form an installation strategy that will not only be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible, but also in a way that minimizes the distraction or interruption to other current construction on the building. When you are considering a local company to use for your commercial project, give us a call to discuss your needs and schedule your free estimate!